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Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017

8-18 May 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Highlights for Thursday, 11 May 2017

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A view of the Bonn World Conference Center, venue of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017.

Members of civil society urge delegates not to 'back out' of their commitments

The Bonn Climate Change Conference continued on Thursday. Informal consultations met throughout the day to discuss issues under the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA), the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). The APA contact group met during the afternoon to take stock of progress.

Several mandated events also met, including: an in-session workshop to develop possible elements of the gender action plan under the UNFCCC; two Technical Expert Meetings (TEMs) on mitigation, focusing on attracting private sector investors and business solutions for ambitious mitigation actions in land use and building partnerships to accelerate implementation; and the first meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building.

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A view of the Bonn World Conference Center, venue of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017.

Aerial view of the World Conference Center Bonn


Technical Expert Meeting (TEM) on Mitigation: Private Sector Engagement


Panel speakers for the TEM on mitigation, focused on attracting private sector investors and business solutions for ambitious mitigation actions in land use


Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC Secretariat

Matthew Reddy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)


Theo de Jager, World Farmers' Organization

Conor Lennon, WBCSD

Romano De Vivo, Syngenta


Participants during the session


First Meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB)


Members of the PCCB


Rita Mishaan, Guatemala

Co-Chair Mohamed Nbou, Morocco

Co-Chair Matti Nummelin, Finland


Marzena Chodor, Poland

Crispin d'Auvergne, Saint Lucia


Mahawan Karuniasa, Indonesia

Richard Mfumu Lungu, Zambia

Renilde Ndayishimiye, Burundi



Participants during the session


Informal Consultations throughout the Day


APA informal consultations on adaptation communications


APA informal consultations on the global stocktake


APA informal consultations on modalities, procedures and guidelines for the transparency framework


APA informal consultation on further matters


In-Session Workshop: Gender Action Plan under the UNFCCC


On the second day of the in-session workshop focused on gender, participants broke out into small groups to discuss a variety of themes, including capacity building, gender-responsive implementation, gender balance and participation, and monitoring and reporting.





Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) Contact Group


Delegates gather for the APA contact group


APA Co-Chair Sarah Baashan, Saudi Arabia

APA Co-Chair Jo Tyndall, New Zealand, and Co-Facilitator for agenda item 8 - other matters


Andrew Rakestraw, US, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 5 - transparency framework

Beth Lavender, Canada, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 4 - adaptation communications

Peter Horne, Australia, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 7 - committee to facilitate implementation and promote compliance



Pieter Terpstra, the Netherlands, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 8 - further matters, Adaptation Fund

Jacob Werksman, EU

Ilze Prūse, Latvia, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 6 - global stocktake


Gertraud Wollansky, Austria, Co-Facilitator for APA agenda item 3 - mitigation

Walter Espinel, Ecuador, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China


Raed Albasseet, Saudi Arabia, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group

Majid Shafie-Pour, Iran, speaking on behalf of the Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs)

Dina Spörri, Switzerland, speaking on behalf of the Environmental Integrity Group (EIG)


APA family photo


Civil Society Demonstration


Members of civil society line the stairs calling for nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to go up, reminding delegates they must not 'back out' of their commitments




Around the Venue



Ian Fry, Tuvalu

Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Marcela Main Sancha, UNFCCC Secretariat


Members of civil society meet in the corridors

Teresa Jane Hannaway, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the youngest delegate attending the meeting


Jukka Uosukainen, Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), speaks with SBSTA Chair Carlos Fuller, Belize


Delegates between sessions





Delegates meet informally






Specific funding for coverage of the Bonn Climate Change Conference - May 2017, has been provided by
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the European Union (EU), and the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea of Italy
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia EU Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea of Italy

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2017 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of Switzerland (FOEN), and SWAN International. Funding for translation of the Bulletin into French has been provided by the Government of France, Québec, and the International Organization of La Francophonie/Institute for Sustainable Development of La Francophonie (IOF/IFDD).